Taxon  Report   9770 
Carex scopulorum  T. Holm
Mountain sedge
Carex scopulorum
© 2014 Julie Kierstead Nelson
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Carex scopulorum, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Carex scopulorum
© © 2014 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Carex
Subspecies and Varieties:
Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Lodgepole Forest
Habitat: streambanks, meadows
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Carex scopulorum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 23, 2018).

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